Applebee's

3 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
2 ratings

As rated by the community

2810 5th Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


they got rid of my ribblets, which I never got sick on. new menu, waiter not educated on gluten. didn't get sick the first time, did the second trip and April 2022 got sick again

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Brought my daughter's burger with bun on it. Cross contaminated my food. Very gross food.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


A few entrées means are naturally gluten-free. Other dishes can be made gluten-free with a modification (Burger with no bun)

Updated 8 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

Notes


"As America’s Favorite Neighbor, the health and safety of our guests are top priorities at Applebee’s. As part of our commitment to you, we provide the most current allergen information available from our food suppliers on eight common allergens plus gluten and added monosodium glutamate (MSG), so that our guests with food allergies can make informed food selections. Please be aware that during normal kitchen operations involving shared cooking and preparation areas, including common fryer oil, the possibility exists for food items to come in contact with other food products. Due to these circumstances, we are unable to guarantee that any menu item can be completely free of allergens."

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Review


Your stereotypical Applebees, I’ve eaten here multiple times without getting sick. Typically get the ribs with a side salad.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


DONT EAT HERE

Had a terrible experience, menu items are marked “gluten sensitive” however staff don’t know anything about the ingredients. I was advised to check the website for the Ingredients and they couldn’t tell me what was in it as to not assume liability for someone misreading the menu and having a reaction. Just generally would not go here and wouldn’t recommend to anyone who’s worried about cross contamination. They don’t seem to care when it comes to allergies

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I have eaten here before but I wouldn't exactly call it a wise dining choice for someone with Celiac If they want to feel well afterwards. Proceed with caution.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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Review


My husband and I here quite a bit when we both had a long day. Have a decent selection of gluten-free items. Never had any issues eating here. Staff is really great. Like I said we eat here quite a bit.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


They have gf options BUT I believe they are called gluten-sensitive. The waitress made sure to mention that to me before I ordered a they are not dedicated gf. She said she had to tell me for legal reasons. I got the fish and fries. I was cautious but didn't get sick thankfully. However, I also haven't been back since then bc I just didn't want the risk. Sick is miserable.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering

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